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One Is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers

by Roseanne Thong

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Concept coutning book about numbers and math. This book shows a different culture that children could be interested in. Children can learn that math is everywhere and they can count things around them almost everyday. Not only is this a counting book this is also a cultural book about the Chinese. Children can learn about numbers but also a lot about the Chinese culture. The story line is filled with rhyming words so children can grasp. I would use this book in my classroom to introduce the chinese culture and also numbers. ( )
  CKISSINGER | Apr 19, 2017 |
One is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers is a multicultural number book. It features a Chinese-American girl who is counting, using her environment as tool to do so.
This book is a cute story that counts the numbers one through ten in a very interesting way. It utilizes rhyming, which young children are sure to enjoy. This would be a great book to use with Pre-K students to help them learn to count to ten.
  22antone | Oct 29, 2015 |
A sing-song book of numbers from one to ten. A girl counts the things throughout her day, from dragon boats to birthday candles. The book also includes short descriptions about some Chinese traditions.

Classroom connection: This book could be used in a kindergarten classroom when teaching numbers. It could also be used in an elementary unit on china and their traditions (in addition to many other books). This would also be a fun book for older students to look at as a model for making their own counting books for younger students.
  smilz23 | May 31, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811837726, Hardcover)

This lively concept book shows that the world around us is filled with things to count. Three are the dim sum carts filled with yummy treats, eight are the candles on a birthday cake, and ten are the bamboo stalks growing in a garden. Many of the featured objects are Asian in origin, but all are universal in appeal. With brilliantly colored illustrations, an ear-pleasing text and an informative glossary, this truly multicultural book will make counting a fun part of every child's day!

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A young girl numbers her discoveries in the world around her, from one dragon boat to four mahjong players to ten bamboo stalks.

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